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Lufthansa to operate five flights weekly to Pointe Noire

by 28. June 2010 10:21
Lufthansa is to begin serving a new destination in Africa. From November 3, 2010, Lufthansa will begin service between Frankfurt and Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo with convenient connections from North American gateways. Pending regulatory approval, the airline will offer five flights weekly using a PrivatAir - operated Boeing 737-800. In future, Libreville will thus be served non-stop and not, as previously, with a stopover in Accra, Ghana.

Karl-Ulrich Garnadt - Executive Vice President Services and Human Resources at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines noted “The new flight to Pointe Noire is a further step forward in our growth strategy in Africa”. “The dynamic, economic region in West and Central Africa is a key area in the development of the Lufthansa route network“. Lufthansa currently serves West Africa with a total of 33 weekly connections to Abuja, Accra, Lagos, Libreville, Luanda, Malabo and Port Harcourt; an additional 12 destinations are operated by SWISS and Brussels Airlines.

The port of Pointe Noire, the major commercial centre of the Republic of the Congo, is home to nearly 700,000 of the country’s total population of around four million. The oil industry, a key factor in the economy of the West African Republic, accounts for about 90 per cent of export earnings. Economic growth in 2010 is expected to be around ten percent.

Passengers on board PrivatAir flights will enjoy all the benefits of the Lufthansa long-haul product. Among the perks in Business Class is a highly topical in-flight entertainment selection, delicious in-flight menus created by Star Chefs, and an array of amenities that provide a comfortable work environment. In the sleeping mode, the seats fold out almost horizontally into a bed all of two meters long. With a small number of seats, Economy Class offers very personal attention from the cabin crew. Moreover, all seats are equipped with in-seat videos, ergonomically designed backrests and additional legroom.

For more information and reservations please call Fare Buzz at 1-800-847-1963.

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